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Nov 28, 2012 8:00pm PST
are in congress, you will reign in spending and reform government, not raise taxes. >> they are just going right back at one another aren't they, boom, boom. these are republicans, all of the sudden just at each other's throats. republican congressman, peter king, responded. >> the fact he brought my wife into it. i don't think he has ever met me, certainly never met my wife. he better hope he doesn't. she will knock his head off. >> king also explained why norquist is wrong on substance. >> i did sign a pledge back in 1996, during the whole conflict with the clinton administration over the government shutdown. i was totally opposed to any tax increases at that time. but to say that a pledge on an issue like taxes would last for a lifetime is ridiculous. ronald reagan raised taxes a number of times because that's what he had to do to close the deal. >> when norquist started his anti-tax pledge, the deficit was $220 billion. now, it tops $1 trillion. this is a turning point for the gop or at least it could be. the other thing you need to know about is the money trail. in 2010, 66% of funding for
Nov 30, 2012 8:00pm PST
because it increases the cost to seniors without creating much savings to the government at all. here's the bottom line in all of this. house republicans have voted for paul ryan's budget twice. which turns medicare into a voucher program. that's really what they want to do. if they had the power, that's where they would go. and they're still holding that out. the idea is deeply unpopular with the american people in polls. and that has been shown time and time again. republicans want these kinds of cuts, but they would rather pin it on president obama than to take the blame. 8 i say bring it on. it does pencil out. let's turn to dr. zeke emanuel, tonight, senior fellow at the center for american progress and chair of medical ethics and health policy at the university of pennsylvania. and one of the architects of the affordable care act, which is now, of course, obama care. dr. emanuel, great to have you with us tonight. >> thanks for having me. >> sort this out for us. the $400 billion on the table with obama care or with medicare that the republicans deny cuts. who's telling the trut
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